Bring Your Walls to Life with
The Birds of America
The Watercolor Octavo Edition combines the beauty of John James Audubon's original paintings with the convenient and attractive miniature octavo size to create a delightful avian experience on any wall. Includes pictured frame.
Picture: John James Audubon's Watercolor, Pl. 1, Wild Turkey
Edition: New-York Historical Society - Limited Edition of 500
Frame: 3/4" Beaded Louis XVI in Gold Metal Leaf
Outside Framed Dimensions: 15 3/8 x 12 3/8 inches
Includes archival acrylic glazing and mat
Ready to Hang
Includes frame and archival materials to display and preserve your Audubon.
Our prints are all museum authorized and maintain high standards of beauty and quality.
Audubon's Birds of America are 200 years old and still feel modern and beautiful to this day!
About Oppenheimer Editions:
Oppenheimer Editions was established in 1999 with the mission to bring prestigious museum collections into the home. With artistic sensibility and an uncompromising devotion to quality, we have partnered with globally recognized institutions such as The New-York Historical Society, the Field Museum of Natural History, and Kew Gardens to create our amazing collections.
All works of art are printed with archival pigments on heavy 300gsm rag paper guaranteed to last many lifetimes.
Classic Frame Profiles
Our beaded Louis XVI profile is classic and simple with modern sensibilities.
Each Audubon is blind stamped with the Oppenheimer Editions logo to signify it's quality and authenticity.
Museum Quality Framing
All artwork is housed in 100% cotton, pH neutral rag board with acid free hinges and 99% UV resistant acrylic.
Collect Them All
Audubon's Watercolor Octavos make wonderful groupings and arrangements for a variety of rooms and design situations.
About John James Audubon:
John James Audubon explored the American backwoods to discover, record, and illustrate its avian life. America’s most revered artist-naturalist, John James Audubon (1785—1851), is renowned for his extraordinary undertaking to record the birds of America. The images he created are icons of 19th-century art. Though he studied and drew from nature since childhood, it was not until 1819 when he was the father of two sons that John James Audubon fully embraced the life of an artist-naturalist with the support of his devoted wife, Lucy Audubon. In 1820, John James Audubon left his family in Cincinnati, embarking with a young apprentice, Joseph R. Mason. Mason worked with John James Audubon from 1820 until 1822, contributing mostly botanical elements to about 55 of John James Audubon’s paintings. Later, the artists George Lehman, Maria Martin, and his sons Victor Gifford Audubon and John Woodhouse Audubon assisted John James Audubon with botanical and landscape backgrounds. Published from 1827—38, the lavish double-elephant size folio of The Birds of America, spectacularly launched John James Audubon’s career as an artist-naturalist and publisher of natural history folios depicting North American birds and animals.